The Programme National de Biogaz du Senegal (PNB-SN) was started in 2010, but due to a few inception problems only managed to construct a total of 336 plants, all with a slurry pit for improved agricultural produce. PNB-SN is the only ABPP programme that started with a bio-slurry officer from inception.
The GCC 4047 model, also being used in Rwanda, was adopted as the preferred digester model. Use of curved cement bricks combined with locally available materials has seen an improved reduction in costs of biogas plant installations.
PNB-SN developed a gender action plan to integrate gender mainstreaming into the programme’s activities, tools and trainings. The programme had trained men and women from each household targeted to promote the role of women in biogas technology and development. Over 169 users had been trained, with 69 being women.
In 2012, after a series of misunderstanding and wrong expectations of the partnership with the Government of Senegal, ABPP phased out from PNB-SN. The end of the collaboration became effective as per the 30th June 2012.
The year 2012 was characterized by a responsible disengagement from PNB-SN. ABPP support was gradually phased out and completely stopped on the 30th of June 2012. During the period, 95 biogas digesters were constructed, bringing the total number of plants constructed with ABPP support to 336 units (2010 – 2012)